British tourist arrested in Greece after 'taking indecent pictures of children at beach'

Ruth Doherty




British tourist arrested taking pictures of children on Greece beach
British tourist arrested taking pictures of children on Greece beach



A British holidaymaker was arrested after an angry mob caught him allegedly taking pictures of children on a busy beach in Greece.

John Anthony Lane, 52, was chased by around five locals after being challenged by a suspicious parent in Malia, Crete, reports the Daily Record.

A woman approached him and asked to see the pictures he had allegedly been taking of her 10-year-old daughter. When he refused to delete them, her husband became involved and he made a run for it.

He was chased by around five people, who then carried out a citizens' arrest.

Lane, who has protested his innocence, has spent five days in prison, and has been released on a €4,000 bail.

According to the Birmingham Mail, upon his release he said: "I'm innocent. I've been in prison for five days. I'm frightened and I just want to go home."

His money will be returned if he goes back to court in Heraklion at a later date, but under Greek law he does not have to go back.

Greek police have liaised with Interpol to have his Birmingham home investigated by British police.

He had been booked for a week at the Semiramis apartments in Malia, and was holidaying alone.



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